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An Opportunity For More Clarity On Healthcare — And Better Policy

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The Democrats were ready for defeat last Tuesday, no matter what their fundraising emails said. But they weren’t prepared for the wipeout they suffered not only in the Senate, but also on the state level.
Republicans took three statehouses on… Continue reading

The Republican Victory Tonight Is A Rejection Of President Obama

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President Obama’s net negative rating across key battleground states was a staggering 30 points.
With numbers like that, it’s not at all surprising that the Republicans took control of the Senate tonight, especially considering the polling going into today’s contest.… Continue reading

The Battle For The Senate: What To Watch For On Election Night

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At 6 p.m. Central Time, the ballot counting will begin in Kentucky. Recent polling has given Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a comfortable seven-to-nine point advantage over Democrat Alison Grimes. I don’t expect any surprises there – and you… Continue reading

As America Heads To The Polls, Momentum Is In Republicans’ Favor

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Election night is always exciting. Even when polling has predicted the overall outcome well before November 4th arrives, there are always upsets and victories across the nation that make staying up until the bitter end worth it.
I’m sure that… Continue reading

With Only Two Weeks Left Until Election Day, Republicans And Democrats Lack A Plan

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In less than two weeks time, Americans will head to the polls and decide the hotly contested battle for the Senate. Current polling shows that it’s increasingly looking like the Republicans will control both chambers for the next two years.… Continue reading

Why David Jolly’s Florida win should be a warning to Democrats in 2014 and beyond

Tuesday was a dark day for the Democrats.
In the midst of crumbling foreign policy endeavors in Ukraine, Syria and Iran and an ever-growing backlash over President Obama’s unpopular health care policy, the Democrats lost Florida’s 13th Congressional district in… Continue reading

What Christie, McAuliffe victories mean for America

Tuesday’s election results underscore the degree to which American politics has been stood on its head.
As columnist Ramesh Ponnuru argues in the New York Post, it is logical to expect that in more conservative Virginia Lt. Governor Ken Cuccinelli… Continue reading

A Sad Chapter For America

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“This is not a time to point fingers of blame,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after the Senate finally reached an agreement on a deal yesterday. “This is a time of reconciliation.”
To be sure, we have moved past… Continue reading